If you think you may need travel vaccinations, please contact the surgery in plenty of time and, if possible, at least six weeks before your trip. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire giving details of where you plan to travel, the dates of your trip and the conditions you will be staying in. You should return the questionnaire to the surgery as soon as possible and we will contact you to let you know if you need any vaccinations and, if so, which ones and when.
Although most travel vaccinations are given free of charge, there are a small number that have to be given privately. You will be told if if you have to pay for any of the vaccinations you need and, if so, you will be required to pay for the course in full prior to the first vaccination.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.